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  • Financial Training – Hastings, February 26 2015 | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Daphne Broughton (just out of pic - Whakatū) Trevor Kemp (Whakatū) Adrieanne Tawaka (Stoke), Gwynn Davies (Whakatū),

    Governance and Financial Literacy Training

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    In November 2014 two pilot workshops were held in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Te Papaioea (Palmerston North) that offered targeted governance and financial literacy training to Māori Wardens.

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  • The Pride Of Our Community

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    Māori Warden Thomas Henry is often thanked when he picks up a child off the street and drops them home, but occasionally he isn’t.

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  • Tāmaki Wardens Praised For Work At Cricket World Cup

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    At a ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall in May this year, North Shore and Tāmaki Māori Wardens were acknowledged for their work during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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  • Ōtepoti creating more Māori Wardens

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    Dunedin will soon have a group of more than 20 Māori wardens taking turns patrolling the streets at night and during big events.

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  • Keeping The Situation Cool

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    Often a calm reassuring word from a respected person is all it takes to diffuse a situation that has the potential to get out of hand.

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  • He Kupu nā Te Rau

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    It has been over three years since the last edition and it’s great to have it back to profile the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.

     

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  • (left to right) Anita Rouse (Ahuriri), Lee Grace (Mataruahou), Gaylene Kiripatea (Mataruahou), Anne Henare (Heretaunga), Rose Puna (Ahuriri), Brad Pitt (Rob) Whaitiri, Sir Jerry Matepārae, Ronald Henare (Heretaunga), Minnie Ratima (Mataruahou), Julie Kohu (Mataruahou), Tony Roudon (Ahuriri), and Laurie Te Nahu.

    Rolling with the Governor General Kahungunu style

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    For the first time in 30 years Kohupātiki Marae in Hastings hosted Governor General Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Matepārae signalling a four-day tour across the region.

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  • Got Any Good Warden Stories? Or Story Tips?

    • Date: 05 August 2015

    If you know something that a Warden has done that is great for the community, know of anyone who has accomplished something great or is just a really amazing person – we want to hear from you!

     

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  • Tangata Whenua wins RSNZ award

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri congratulates authors of Tangata Whenua: an Illustrated History Atholl Anderson FRSNZ, the late Dame Judith Binney FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, whose book won the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.

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  • Rauika: your kids could do it - it's that easy

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Remember you can promote your community pānui and events for FREE on Rauika. Just upload your information, photo and contact details and we’ll do the rest.

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  • Can you help identify these Officers of Second Māori Contingent 1915?

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Dr Monty Soutar’s research into Māori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds.

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  • Subscribe to Kōkiri for your free reo resource

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The next edition of Kōkiri magazine will be distributed in ahead of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in July. Subscribe now and you will also receive a copy of Kei Roto i te Whare. Click on this link to subscribe from Kōkiri magazine.

     

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  • Mangaroa Station was presented with the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award. Barton and Nukuhia Hadfield are flanked by: Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell (left), and Te Puni Kōkiri staff (right) Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Regional Manager Mere Pohatu, Economic Wealth Manager Taria Tahana, and Kaitohu Ian Peters.

    Ahuwhenua: long tradition of Māori excellence in farming

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The Ahuwhenua Trophy continues its long tradition of upholding Māori excellence in farming, and for many incorporations, trusts, and whānau – it remains the pre-eminent accolade to win in farming.

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  • Matariki – Huarahi ki te oranga tangata

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    This edition of Kōkiritia comes to you under the auspice of Matariki - the whānau marama that signals the start of a New Year.

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  • Matariki signals time to reflect and plan

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    Matariki is a time to reflect on those who have passed over in the last year and a time to consider how we can best honour their legacy. There have been many key figures in our whānau and tribe, indeed across the motu, who are no longer with us, we owe it to them to continue on with their mahi to strengthen ourselves as a people.

     

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Homelessness Wananga

    • Date: 11 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri invites people to come along and support this exciting and vibrant event during the Māori New Year – Matariki. The Tāmaki-makau-rau Homeless wānanga is a first time event to be held in Auckland to address the social and cultural needs but more importantly the day-to-day needs of our homeless Māori whānau in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. This will be held between July 2 – 3.

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  • $49.8m boost for Whānau Ora navigators

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whānau Ora

    Minister for Whānau Ora

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  • $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $2.1m for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

     

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  • Out of the realm of Tū and into the realm of Rongo

    • Date: 11 May 2015

    Recent Anzac Day commemorations rang home a few home truths for me this year. I spent the day in Uawa-Tolaga Bay. The East Coast community hosted a programme which valued acts of peace on a day felt by veterans and their families, long after the wars.

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  • Photo credit: Alphapix/John Cowpland

    Ahuwhenua Trophy winner announced end of this month

    • Date: 08 May 2015

    The three finalist farms competition for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef farming have each hosted their field days.

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  • Tē tōia, tē haumatia

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Tēnā koutou

    As many of you are aware Whānau Ora is high profile mahi of Te Puni Kōkiri, and two reports in the space of a week has put this innovative approach to providing social services to whānau and families in the spotlight.

     

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  • Is tax taking too much of your time?

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    At a time when you can use your cell phone to order a movie or buy a plane ticket the Government thinks that Inland Revenue can do much more to make your tax simpler.

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  • Share your views about the content of the next census

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    For the first time, New Zealanders are being encouraged to go online to say what they think should be asked in the next census, with a new online discussion forum on www.stats.govt.nz

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  • Get ready for the big NZ ShakeOut

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The recent earthquake in Nepal, and a few shakes here at home, remind us we must be mindful to the reality that we live astride a fault-line.

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  • New website The Hub for information

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu), formerly the Families Commission, recently launched The Hub.

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  • Committing to more te reo Māori on waves

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    It’s been a long journey for the Sea92 radio station to transition from a community radio station – going for eight years – into a fully-fledged regional iwi radio station that will transmit airwaves across the Bay of Plenty region.

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  • Te Matatini 2017 preparations begin – dates announced

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2017 will be held 22-26 February 2017 in Takitimu.

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  • Maungarongo ki runga i te whenua: from swords to ploughshares

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    The Ngā Tapuwae o te Kāhui Maunga (the footsteps of the ancestors) – the gardens at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park draws together the shared heritage and unified futures of New Zealanders.

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  • New resources tells stories of Waikato-Maniapoto veterans journey

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    There is a common perception that Waikato and Maniapoto refused service when New Zealand joined the war effort of 1914 – when in fact many young men signed up.

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  • Hautū – Boards of Trustees leading Māori education success

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Board of Trustees can now plan and assess their education aspirations for Māori in their communities, using a new tool Hautū.

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  • L-R

From left: Coralie Takuira Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi), Hine Kawana (Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngā Wairiki, Te Ati-hau-nui-a-Papārangi), Tahlia Kingi (Te Arawa, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti), Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata, Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu (Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Ngāti Ranginui, Tainui), and James Enright (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui).

    Young Māori scholars: tū rangatira, stand strong, tall and proud

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Five young Māori – honouring the contribution of their tipuna to the Gallipoli campaign, and displaying characteristics consistent with the 28th Māori Battalion soldiers – received scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral study.

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  • Whānau Ora – social service innovation

    • Date: 05 May 2015

    Last week the New Zealand Productivity Commission released their report, “More Effective Social Services” which includes a case study about Whānau Ora. Today the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) tabled their Whānau Ora report in Parliament.

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  • Powerful and exciting programme for the Māori Economy

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Callaghan Innovation has announced the final programme for their Māori Economy Inspire event, which includes attendance from world leaders in innovation from Standford University.

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  • Celebrating Māori writers

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Photo caption: Executive Directors and owners of Huia Publishers, Brian Morris (far right) and Eboni Waitere (second from right), are ardent advocates and supporters of Māori literature and Māori authors. Huia Publishers have been telling and publishing Māori stories for almost 24 years.

    As well as being an award-winning publisher, Huia initiated the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers to celebrate and develop Māori writing and to showcase Māori literature.  The 11th Pikihuia Awards are now open and close on 31 May 2015. 

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  • Kei wareware tātou - he haerenga whakahōnore.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day will mark a hundred years since New Zealand troops first descended upon Gallipoli, Turkey in World War 1.

    Deputy Chief Executive Fiona McBeath will be among the two thousand New Zealand strong delegation to attend the Anzac commemorations on April 25.

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  • "A person with tikanga and values, takes their responsibilities seriously"

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.

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  • He Toa Takitini - Servant Leadership

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    When talking with Tui Marsh, Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Taitokerau, you quickly get the sense that her life has always been dedicated to giving back to our people.

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  • Gisborne-East Coast volunteers for Māori Contingent. This photo of the detachment was taken in Napier on 19 October 1914. Apirana Ngata can be seen seated in the centre alongside Mayor Vigor Brown, Arihia Ngata and Lady Carroll.

    Kei Wareware Tātou. Lest We Forget.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    We remember the fallen of World War I. The New Zealand Government developed a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014-2018. The WW100 programme aims to foster appreciation and remembrance of how the First World War affected our nation and its place in the world both at the time and beyond.

    Just over 100,000 New Zealanders served overseas, from a population then of barely one million. Of those, more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Most were young men, and nearly one in five who served did not return.

    The events of 1914-1918 affected more than those who served overseas – they touched nearly every New Zealand family, every community, school, and workplace. In nearly every New Zealand community, large or small, have a memorial marking the First World War. In many marae and dining halls a Roll of Honour reminds us all of the contribution of Ngāi Māori to the war effort.

    First World War Centenary Panel member Dr Monty Soutar, historian and author of Ngā Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship reflects on the events which led to the establishment of the Māori Contingent/Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū and offers some whakaaro that we might bear in mind as we look ahead and beyond the centenary programme.

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  • Upload your pānui and events to Rauika for free

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can post information about events in your community and pānui for free to Rauika. It costs nothing but five minutes of your time to upload your information.

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  • WāKarere

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can subscribe to receive WāKarere, a daily collation of Māori news for free.

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  • Caption: Myself and Whaea June Jackson (third from right) with weaver Christina Wirihana (far right) and her whānau: (from left) John Lawless, Josie Gedson, Matekino Lawless, and Gaylene Henry.

    Tukutuku weaves Ngāi Māori into world's tapestry

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    I am thrilled that some of the tukutuku panels that were created for the UN Headquarters in New York now grace the walls in our parliamentary complex.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day, New Zealanders both here at home and overseas will honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought, and we will also tell the stories of the great majority of people who remained at home. This year, we will continue to mark the First World War centenary, reflecting on how WWI affected our nation and our sense of identity.

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  • Make sure you're in the loop

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri produces daily and monthly online news services: subscribe and receive regular news about Māori development; follow our updates on Facebook, and; promote your initiatives and events FOR FREE on Rauika, our online events calendar.

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  • Kōrero on Careers

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Careers New Zealand will use the Tairāwhiti Careers expo in Gisborne later this month to help whānau have better conversation with their rangatahi about careers.

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  • There’s an app for that – connect with your Whanganui Iwi

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Five Whanganui rangatahi worked together creating an app helping their Whanganui iwi to connect and share what they’re up to.

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  • Iwi Working Group 2015 Review Hui

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    The 2015 Review of the Māori Fisheries Settlement Structures was completed earlier this month.

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  • Ahuwhenua Trophy – 2015 finalists to be announced

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Next week the Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy will host the announcement of finalists for the Ahuwhenua Trophy.

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Manager Marty Rogers presented Tomairangi with the Whakatipuranga Award at the Outlook for Someday Awards last year.

    Young film-maker going to Japan

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Last year’s winner of a sustainability film challenge award Te Puni Kōkiri sponsors is taking her film to the prestigious Japan Wildlife Film Festival later in August.

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  • Te Whakahura a Kupe – generate profiles of your iwi and rohe

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Our interactive tool Te Whakahura a Kupe allows you to draw on census information for iwi and rohe; generating profiles that build a powerful story about iwi and rohe.

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  • “An exciting time for Māori development – and I want to be a part of that” – Willis Katene

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Meet Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.

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  • Te Matatini: secure, confident and expert in our own language and culture.

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    He Ngakau Aroha – ‘A Loving Heart’ was the theme of this auspicious biennal event – Te Matatini held recently in Te Waipounamu.  The theme was to acknowledge the manaaki and whanaungatanga expressed to Christchurch following the earthquakes.

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  • Te Whānau a Apanui Winners of 2015 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

    • Date: 09 March 2015

    Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui from the Mataatua – Eastern Bay of Plenty region were judged outright winners of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch this afternoon.

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  • Author Tina Makereti discusses 'this thing called writing'

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Kōkiritia interviews Tina Makereti as she prepares for TIBE15 and discovers why she finds being a Māori author so rewarding.

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  • Māori Writers To Attend 2015 Taipei Book Fair, Taiwan

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Three accomplished Māori writers will feature at the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE15) in Taiwan as part of the delegation from New Zealand.

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 10 February 2015

    E te rangatira o Porou iwi, haere atu rā! Haere ki te huinga o te kahurangi ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pāmamao. Waiho mā ngā iwi koe hei mihi, hei tangi, hei tuku ki te kōpū o Papatūānuku. Ka auē te iwi Māori, ka auē te ao katoa.

    For several years, I have made the pilgrimage to Waitangi in the first week of February to commemorate and celebrate the birthplace of our nation. I have gone to listen to the kōrero, understand the nawe and reflect on how far we have come in honouring the promises made in Te Tiriti.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 10 February 2015

    Kua waipuke te riu o Waiapu i ngā roimata o Ngāti Porou, o te ao Māori, o Aotearoa ki te rangatira rongonui ki a Tākuta Apirana Mahuika.  E Api, takoto mai i te poho o tō whānau, o tō hapū, o tō iwi, takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā.  Ā, ko te wairua aroha, ko te wairua kaha i whakatō ki roto i tō whānau, i tō hapū, i tō iwi i tēnei wā taimaha.     

    This edition of Kōkiritia follows the 175th anniversary of signing Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This milestone represents an opportunity for us all to reflect on how far we have come as a nation, and consider our aspirations for Aotearoa New Zealand as we look ahead to the future.

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  • ‘Ngā Hui Whakahononga’ continues across the motu

    • Date: 27 January 2015

    Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell continues his regional area visits across the motu till the end of March.

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  • Michelle Hippolite
Toihautū, Te Puni Kōkiri

    Mai i te Toihautu

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite talks about the key events ahead this year.

    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā maunga whakahī, tēnā koutou katoa

    Ngā mihi nunui o te tau 2015.

     

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  • Dr Erin Keenan says “Māori are now facing a new era where those stories and experiences can provide a valuable background to issues experienced today.”

    Urban migration stories create taonga for whānau

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    “Whāia te iti kahurangi, right?” These are the words of Erin Keenan (Te Ātiawa) when she was conferred with her doctorate degree in History from Victoria University of Wellington at her graduation ceremony in December 2014.

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  • 2015 New Year’s Honours

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri pays tribute to the recipients of the New Year Honour’s 2015.

     

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  • Mr Box co-founder Dion Kerr, with his unique foundation installation product. Photo: Fairfax NZ / The Press

    Hanga i te whare: Laying Solid Foundations for Business Innovation

    • Date: 20 January 2015

    Ōtautahi business Mr Box is transforming how foundations are built. Featuring a patented system which reduces costs, man-hours, and every part is lightweight and 100 percent recyclable.

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